Askja Daytour

Askja Daytour

Leaving Möðrudalur at 7:30 a.m., we pass over two glacial rivers, Kreppa and Jökulsá á Fjöllum, on our way to the central volcano Dyngjufjöll, site of the caldera Askja. At the edge of Dyngjufjöll, we will walk into the spectacular canyon Drekagil before driving over the last lava expanses to the opening of Askja. A forty min. walk across the floor of Askja will bring us to Askja lake and the crater Víti, containing warm water that is pleasant for a swim and healthy silica deposits for rubbing onto the skin. Continuing to Herðubreiðarlindir, we will enjoy the plants, animals and unique scenery of this nature reserve as well as seeing the home of one of the most famous Icelandic outlaws, Fjalla-Eyvindur. A drive over lava fields and the rivers…
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Day Trip – Hike up Herðubreið (1682 M)

Day Trip – Hike up Herðubreið (1682 M)

Leaving Möðrudalur in the morning, we will drive for about 2 hours to the western foot of Herðubreið, the "Queen of Icelandic Mountains". The climb up takes 3½ to 4 hours. Upon reaching the peak, we will enjoy the view as well as having some lunch before heading back down. The descent takes about 2½ hours. Our next stop is the nature reserve east of Herðubreið, where we will enjoy the silence and tranquillity of this highland desert oasis, listen to stories of the outlaws who stayed there, and look at the ruins of their shelter. Finally, we will drive over the rivers Lindaá and Grafarlandaá to the Ring Road and back to Möðrudalur. The trip is expected to take about 12 hours. - -    
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Kverkfjöll Daytour

Kverkfjöll Daytour

Our day starts early on this trip. Departing at 7 a.m., a 4WD will take us for 2½ hours through uninhabited areas, till finally reaching our destination, Vatnajökull glacier. At its edge we will view the ever-changing ice cave formed in part by the river Volga. Our walk over the glacial tongue Kverkjökull and then up the white, expansive Langa Fönn will lead us to the unique geothermal area Hveradalur, surrounded by glacial ice at an altitude of 1800 m and full of energy, contrasts and colours. In good weather we can see on the way the magnificent outlet glacier from the western Kverkfjöll ridge, not to mention the spectacular glacial river spreading over the black sand far below. After this hike of approximately 8 hours, we will stop on…
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